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 The Wine Shephard, Marc Goldberg says - "When you're in Paso and say Pinot Noir, you say
WINDWARD VINEYARD, because that's all we make."
  Exclusively Pinot Noir
Open Daily • Walk-ins Welcome Reservations Suggested
Celebrating over 30 years in Paso Robles
Westside / Templeton Gap
1380 Live Oak Rd., Paso Robles • (805) 239-2565 windwardvineyard.com
    are numbered, determining the order in which the pouring will occur, and then placed in burlap bags. Stoddard is the only person, at that point, who knows what is in each bag.
“I also take the corks out before the tasting so people can’t see the names on them,” Stoddard said. “We want it to be a true blind tasting. And Bruce has no
vote; he is the modera-
tor of the event.”
Wine glasses are
set on numbered
circles in front each
couple’s place at the
table, and are filled
before the chal-
lenge starts, giving
the wines a chance to
aerate a bit more. Stoddard
and Tasting Room Manager
Suzy Williams then invite the group inside to begin discussing the num- bers, not names, of the wines.
Let the Fun Begin
The conversation flows, with Hansen moderating and keeping things moving along.
Wine Tasting
It is fun to compare cabs from various AVAs and regions and see their differences and similarities,
Wrapping up the overall vibe
of the Cab Challenge, Hansen said, “It’s about the fun and joy of trying really nice wines with other people. This is an easy-going, fun, come- as-you-are event. Bring a dish to
pass around, and enjoy some of the best
cabs in the world. Reserve your
seat at the table today – I promise you will have a
great time!”
Visit the Hansen Vine-
yards and Winery tasting room – The Cab House – at 5575 El
Pomar Dr. in Templeton; open Fri- day, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. except major holidays. For more information on the Cab Chal- lenge, see hansenwines.com or call (805) 239-8412.
- Megan Friberg
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